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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 18, 2007 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: caution long post 9-18-87

This hits on something of interest to me, La Bamba.

Jerry was a FIRST generation American. His Dad was born and grew up in Spain. Before him doing this song ( based on the popularity of Los Lobos a band he respectected as everyone should but that's of course my biased opinion ), it never seemed he had one ioata of ties to his Spanish heritage. Not that he hid from it or anything it just never ever came up. I just kind of always thought that odd considering his Dad was from there. So to make a long question longer, I wonder if he knew any Spanish at all or if he had to completely stumble through the words like I would have to ( I am also of Spanish decent, although while my Grandpa spoke Spanish as his first language my Dad did not therfore never taught me ).

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Poster: esreveRDelay Date: Sep 18, 2007 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: caution long post 9-18-87

Good question. I really like that Santana/Garcia stuff of some spanish scene posted here on Youtube a while ago, he seemed so very happy but, I doubt he knew spanish or english. He made up his own language.